Instructors

Meet Your Professor(s)

Samuel "Josh" Daines

Samuel "Josh" Daines

Instructor
Ankeny Campus
Building 8, Room 22

Education: 

MBA, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

MPA, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

BS, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Instruction:

Introduction to Business, Principles of Banking, Introduction to Insurance, Quantitative Methods, Career Seminar / Internship

Additional Activities: 

I began teaching college as an adjunct instructor at DMACC (Urban and Ankeny campuses) with the Fall semester of 2007, and became a full-time faculty member in 2013. I graduated from Iowa State University in 1992 with degrees in Political Science and French (Oui, je parle francais un petit peu). In addition, I received a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University in '98 and a Masters of Business Administration from Drake in '05. I am currently a Ph.D. student at Iowa State University in the School of Education. Before becoming a faculty member at DMACC, I was an Associate Professor of Business Administration at AIB College of Business in Des Moines, IA. Prior to my career as an educator, I was a licensed property / casualty insurance agent for a multinational insurance brokerage firm and also spent five years as a licensed mortgage loan originator.

Beginning in 2013, I became a member of the DMACC faculty. I teach Introduction to Business, Principles of Banking, Introduction to Insurance, Quantitative Methods and the Career Seminar / Internship course.

Jill Friestad-Tate

Jill Friestad-Tate

Instructor
West Campus

Education: 

Ed.D., Drake University-Educational Leadership
Ed.S., Drake University-Adult Learning/Administration
MBA, Kaplan University
MA, Drake University, Special Education with an Emphasis in Collaborative Teaching
BS, Drake University, Secondary Business Education
AA, Liberal Arts, DMACC-Ankeny

Instruction:

Introduction to Business, Marketing, Macroeconomics

Vada Grantham

Vada Grantham

Instructor
Ankeny Campus
Building 8, Room 14
515-964-6348

Education:

BA, Business, Grand View college

Instruction:

Entrepreneurship

Additional Activities:

Vada and his wife Teresa started their market research firm in 1987 in the basement of their home with just two employees. During the initial years of business, they were in the food industry with a client list of General Mills, Keebler, Pillsbury, Nabisco, Kraft, and more. Their primary services were providing food samples to shoppers in the supermarkets and Sam's Clubs. They sold the food division in 1999 with over 500 employees in eight Midwestern states.

Today, the company is a full-service research firm with 10 employees and provides consumer research to a variety of industries.

Vada said his professional aspiration is to take DMACC's Small Business Entrepreneurship Program to unprecedented heights by creating market demands for programs that are developed through - innovative thinking, strategic processes, and continuously keeping a pulse on a technologically savvy and ever-changing world!

As a professor, his primary goal is to create a learning environment for his students that is; intellectually stimulating, engaging, and thought provoking.

Joe Hanson

Joe Hanson

Instructor
Urban Campus
515-248-7228

I am a product of the Community College system having graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA. I received my undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I have also completed my Ph.D. in Education from Iowa State University.

I have work experience in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Operations Management, Project Management as well as Personnel Management. I am a firm believer in application-based learning and I draw on my own experiences as well as the experiences of others to assist in the comprehension of the textual material.

I absolutely love teaching and have always tried to live by some advice I received from a professor during my undergraduate studies: If you have a job that you love, you'll never "work" a day in your life.

Russell E. Holmes

Russell E. Holmes

Instructor
Ankeny Campus
515-964-6528

Education: 

JD / Drake Law School, Des Moines
MS / Iowa State University, Ames
BA / University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
AA / North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City

Instruction:

Business Law; Introduction to Business

Additional Activities: 

Russell E. Holmes teaches Business Law and Introduction to Business. He obtained his law degree from Drake Law School in 1989. He has a Master's degree from Iowa State; a Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and an Associate in Arts degree from North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.

After graduating from UNI, he worked with the Federal Land Bank of St. Paul, Minnesota as a loan officer. In 1977 he started teaching full time for the American Institute of Business in Des Moines and also worked for a consulting firm in Des Moines.

Russell first came to DMACC in 1980 and was with the department until 1986. He left DMACC to attend law school. From 1989 until 2004 he was in private practice in Polk and Story counties. For eight years he was the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Story County. He returned to DMACC in 2004.

Jeff Schroeder

Jeff Schroeder

Political Science Professor
Boone Campus
Room 202
515-433-5082

Education:

University of Oregon, MS and Ph.D. (2001)
Iowa State University, BS (1990)
Iowa Lakes Community College (1983-84)

Profile:

Dr. Jeff Schroeder earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon after a career in logistics with Fritz Companies (now a division of UPS) where he established consolidation, air and ocean freight operations in Korea, North China, and the Russian Far East. Dr. Schroeder teaches a range of courses for Des Moines Area Community College from International Business to International Studies. Dr. Schroeder is an active consultant on global trade and transportation policy issues.

Jennifer Schulte

Jennifer Schulte

Instructor
Carroll Campus
Room 170
712-792-8330

I graduated Iowa State University in 2005 with a degree in Communication Studies and minor in Entrepreneurial Studies, focusing all my electives in business coursework. Since college, I've had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Manager with Pier 1 Imports, Defined Contributions Rep with ING, Placement Consultant/Recruiter for Westaff, Bookstore Manager at DMACC and Promise Jobs Employment Specialist with IowaWORKS.

My experiences have been mostly in the fields of retail management, human resources, employment and government. It was with my experience managing DMACC's bookstore that my eyes were opened to the idea of teaching at the community college level and I began to pursue my graduate degree in Business Administration while working full time. I attended Bellevue University and graduated with my MBA in 2013. I enjoy working with students. Teaching is something I am passionate about and my door is always open as I want to help every student succeed.

Richard Trieff

Richard Trieff

Ankeny Campus
Building 8 Room 22A
515-964-6211

Education: 

BA - Simpson College, 1974
MS - Iowa State University, 1978

Instruction:

Principles of Economics, Personal Finance

Ali Dayoub

Ali Dayoub

CIS Faculty
Ankeny Campus
Building 8, Room 1C
515-964-6461

Mr. Dayoub began his teaching career at DMACC in January 2017 as a CIS faculty. He has been working as a Microsoft and Cisco system consultant for many firms in Houston area since 2006 and have been teaching computer networking and programming courses for more than 16 year. Mr. Dayoub is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Education:

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston
Master of Arts, Major in Mathematics from the University of Houston

Reggie Sinha

Reggie Sinha

Business Administration
Ankeny Campus
Building 8
515-964-6412

Education:

B.S. / Eastern Illinois University
M.S. / Iowa State University

Profile:

Reggie Sinha brings in an experiential learning style into his classroom, drawing from his experiences gained over the past 25 years owning and operating several international, domestic and personal businesses. He is a true international professor who readily brings the world into his courses and curriculum, involving students, faculty and DMACC. Currently, he serves as the adviser to the Phi Beta Lambda DMACC Ankeny Chapter and is a member of the Spain International Year Committee.

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